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Re: Time to lose gen1 OS detection?
From: Diman Todorov <diman.todorov () univie ac at>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:02:26 +0100

On 29.10.2007, at 08:32, Luis Martin wrote:

Then gen2 system still only has 827 fingerprints compared to 1684 in
gen1.  But the new system has better fingerprints, and for more  
and relevant system.
That's a pretty good reason. Gen1 has much more signatures and more
importantly, it has signatures for old systems. Those signatures  
are not
likely to be submitted again and usually finding very old boxes and
being able to identify them is quite interesting.

I would argue that old versions of Nmap are still available for  
download. Nostalgic scans can still be performed with these. I don't  
think that looking for old boxes is the main use case of Nmap.

just my 2 cents.


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